Do you know a chef who is a leader in the foodservice industry? An inspiration and mentor to others? An innovator in cuisine, techniques, management style and dish applications? A steward of community tenets?

Then nominate that chef for Chef Magazine's 2009 Chef of the Year!

Fill out the form online. Or if you prefer a PDF that you can print off and fill out by hand, e-mail, then send your materials to Chef of the Year, Chef Magazine, 20 W. Kinzie St., Suite 1200, Chicago, IL 60654, by Sept. 25. The finalists will be announced in the November/December issue of Chef, and the winner will be profiled in the January 2010 issue. Chef Magazine will also make a $500 donation to the winner's charity of choice.
For more than three decades, the 34th Hotel Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast has served as the marketplace of choice for more than 20,000 southeastern hospitality industry buyers. Known for its high quality of exhibitors, the show creates a unique opportunity to build relationships with key buyers/decision makers in a relaxed environment conducive to business discussions on a one-on-one basis. Housing 500 plus exhibits, the show features the latest offerings of thousands of the world's leading hospitality suppliers showcased under one roof. Networking possibilities are endless as this event attracts professionals from all corners of the hospitality industry.

The 34th Hotel Motel and Restaurant Supply Show of the Southeast takes place Jan. 26 to 28, 2010, at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Myrtle Beach, S.C. For more information, visit